The Data Protection Act

Root Definition

Sets legal obligations on how personal information is used by organisations, businesses and the government, in order to protect individuals.

Customers

Citizens
Organisations
Businesses
Government

Actors

Organisations
Businesses
Government

Transformations

Transforms data owners into fair users of data
Transforms data into controlled data

Weltenschauung

Citizens need protection from any party who holds data about them, to prevent inappropriate use in ways that can harm then or invade their privacy.

Owner

Citizens

Environment

Society as a whole.

Relavent Subsystems

Information Commissioners Office

Contribution to the problem situation

As MBA often have to handle data about individuals, they need to be aware of the Data Protection Act and abide by it.